Ridge Racer Driftopia: packsRidge Racer is a free to play game. Players can purchase extra packs for bonuses inlcuding repair kits, cars, and upgrades....
Ridge Racer Driftopia: keyboardChoose between controller or keyboard controls to play Driftopia. Remember to hit control for those speed boosts during straightaw...
Ridge Racer Driftopia: progressAs you play Ridge Racer your will earn experience for yourself. Experience can unlock higher levels for more tracks, upgrades, car...
Ridge Racer Driftopia is a free to play racing game developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Namco Bandai. Racing fans are more than familiar with Namco Bandai Ridge Racer game franchise. The first game in this series was released in 1993 and the latest installment, Ridge Racer: Unbounded, hit the shelves in 2012. It’s a multiplatform game covering all gaming systems including mobile devices. The only thing missing was a free to play MMO title but now, Ridge Racer Driftopia completes the series. Racing fans will be more than happy to check out a famous racing game for free.
Ridge Racer Driftopia is all about racing but there are several game modes. Spirit Career is a series of multiple challenges that are progressively unlocked. All progress is tracked and recorded. There is a timed mode where players compete to achieve best times. Challenge race is a way to acquire new cars. The trick is that you first have to win a race against them. Player advancement system is similar to RPG games. Each won race rewards XP, when enough XP is collected a new level is gained. High level players have more track choices. Ridge Racer Driftopia has more than 20 different tracks. The game shop sells items that boost XP but it’s better to take your time and get familiar with the game before rushing through levels. Each driver owns cars. Cars perform differently on each track so you need to have suitable vehicles if you wish to be a competitive driver on all tracks. Cars need maintenance and repair kits to recover from accidents. Ridge Racer Driftopia cars have 4 stats: top speed, acceleration, booster power and strength. These stats can be upgraded but be careful as you have a limited number of upgrades. All cars are stored in the garage. Cars are obtained from challenge races, timed races or the game store. There are about 30 cars available and more are planned to be added.
Booster cards are used to temporarily enhance performance. Boosters work like buffs and they vanish after one race. The game is playable on PS3 and PC and can be downloaded via Steam. The achievement system is one feature that will keep players engaged and entertained for quite a while. Graphics wise, Ridge Racer Driftopia is comparable to big budget MMO games. In addition to keyboard, Ridge Racer Driftopia also has controller support. Namco Bandai made a first step towards the free to play model and we hope to see more game companies following this example.
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